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Started by Stephanie Jones. Last reply by Heather Ruth Buchanan Pack Mar 25.
Started by Bobby Gerald Hastings Sep 22, 2012.
Started by Kate Steere Aug 9, 2010.
I am researching, McMeekin, Frew, Blaisdell and Schofield. Rock Island, Mercer, Henry county areas.
For anyone researching Tazewell County, I recommend the genweb site: http://tazewell.genwebsite.org/
This is one of the best genweb sites I have ever seen. I had not been there for a while, because I am running out of things to research in Tazewell County after 30 years. The web master has done an excellent job, and there is a lot of valuable information posted there. Good searching!
I am researching my great great grandfather. Joseph Vincent and his wife Sarah "Sally". He was born in Macomb, McDonough and it looks like Sarah was also born in Illinois... just not sure where yet. And they lived in Peoria for quite some time. I've been reading the comments and it looks like there is some great sites that I haven't checked out yet. Thank you for the hints :-)
Earliest Records in Illinois Courthouses
Please note that birth and death records were not absolutely mandatory until 1916 so having an earlier record doesn't mean a complete record. I have found [not in a scientific study] that the summer records are more likely to exist.
There may not be a birth certificate. The earliest birth certificates in Pope are 1877 but all counties can be spotty before 1916. Ditto on the death certificates.
Pope has an 1890 census? I assume you mean 1900.
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